Jan Pleitner

1984 · Germany

Artist biography

Jan Pleitner is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Germany, like other renowned artists such as Felix Droese, Andy Hope 1930, Anke Wenderoth, Stefan Marx, and Chargesheimer. Jan Pleitner was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jan Pleitner is represented and exhibited by Natalia Hug located in Cologne, Germany. Jan Pleitner's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Art Rotterdam 2020 at Althuis Hofland Fine Arts in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The exhibition was open from 05 February 2020 until 08 February 2020. Jan Pleitner's work has also been exhibited during the Could somebody please stop the time for a second? exhibition at Althuis Hofland Fine Arts in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (06 September 2019 - 04 October 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Jan Pleitner

Born in 1984, Jan Pleitner was primarily inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Jan Pleitner

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